The Red Cross is proud that an average of 90 cents of every dollar we spend is invested in delivering care and comfort to those in need. The Red Cross is proud that an average of 90 cents of every dollar we spend is invested in delivering care and comfort to those in need.
In a second consecutive year of record wildfires, hurricanes, tragic shootings and other large crises, generous support enabled our disaster workforce— 90% volunteers—to help millions of people in the U.S.
2018 Disaster Response
Served over 8.2 million meals and snacks with our partners
Provided over 290,000 overnight stays in shelters with our partners
Distributed over 2.2 million relief items like diapers, cleaning supplies, coolers and comfort kits
188,000health and mental health contacts made
Learn more about how your donations helped in 2018
Every 8 minutes, someone affected by disaster is helped by donations to the Red Cross.
Even though more people hear about large disasters like wildfires and floods, the biggest disaster threat in the United States is home fires. Through the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, we’ve been able to make a difference. Launched in 2014, we have accomplished so much: